Since the takeover of Manchester City by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008 , a lot of money have been pumped into the club. It has resulted in Manchester City becoming one of the biggest clubs in England and has attracted many world-class players to the club. Some of these players costed a fortune and today we will have a look at the most expensive Manchester City signings ever.
Here are the top 10 most expensive Manchester City signings ever .
10. Robinho [£32.5 million]
Manchester City signed Robinho from Real Madrid on the summer transfer deadline day on 2008 , within 24 hours of the takeover by Sheikh Mansour. This move shocked the whole world as Robinho was almost certain to join Chelsea. It was later discovered that Chelsea’s decision to sell Robinho’s jerseys before signing him angered Real Madrid and Manchester City made the most of this situation and acquired his signature.
Robinho looked bright initially, but never really got to grips with the Premier League and returned to former club Santos on loan in January 2010 after just 16 months at the Etihad Stadium. On 31 August 2010,he joined Milan from Manchester City for a fee of £15 million signing a four-year contract.
9. Ederson Moraes [£34.2 million]
Manchester City signed Ederson Moraes from Benfica this summer on a six-year contract for £34.2 million , making him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper (when are prices compared in £). He became the Blues’ fourth Brazilian alongside Fernandinho, Fernando and Gabriel Jesus and is regarded as one of the brightest young goalkeeper in world football.
He has started the season as City’s first choice goalkeeper and it will be interesting to see how the season pans out for him.
8. Leroy Sane [£37 million]
Manchester City signed Germany international Leroy Sane from Schalke last year for £37 million on a five-year deal. After joining City ,Sane revealed that Pep Guardiola was one of the major reasons for him to join the Club.
He had a pretty good first season , Sane managed nine goals in 2016-17 in Premier League and with his pace and trickery he can do even better this season.
7. Sergio Aguero [£38 million]
Signing Sergio Aguero for £38 million in the summer transfer window of 2011, is one of the best business ever done by Manchester City.
The Argentina international settled immediately in new surroundings, netting twice on his debut, and has now found the target 170 times in just 256 appearances for the club. He is now in his 7th season with the club and is regarded by many as the greatest Manchester City player ever.